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Cabletron's mixed bag

Although the networking equipment maker grabs an investment from Compaq, it also loses a key reselling pact with the giant PC manufacturer.


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Struggling Cabletron takes the good with the bad. Although the networking equipment maker grabbed an investment from Compaq, it also lost a key reselling pact with the giant PC manufacturer.

"The money will still come in. We see flatish results for a couple of quarters, but we see 'upside' opportunities."

- Romulus Pereira, Cabletron chief operating officer


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